Zing conferences: Non-Invasive Delivery of Macromolecules

Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, USA, 21–24 February 2017

The Zing conference on Non-Invasive Delivery of Macromolecules will be held in Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, USA, on 21 – 24 February 2017



Zing Conferences have been successfully organising and running scientific and medical conferences internationally since 2007. With 129 conferences and 8281 delegates, Zing brings together the global community of scientific activity and interest to meet, exchange ideas and stimulate fruitful collaborations. Each conference aims to bring together a range of expertise, from academia to industry, professionals and students, to present and discuss their respective work in a stimulating environment.

Zing Conferences aims at promoting inter-disciplinary communication and ensure the of the successful dissemination of research amongst many scientific fields. All delegates are thus invited to compete for a place in the main lecture programme, or to present their work as part of the Poster Session by submitting abstracts for Chair-lead consideration.


The Conference Chairs are:

  • Randy Mrsny (University of Bath)
  • Kinam Park (Purdue University)
  • Cornell Stamoran (Catalent)
  • Isabelle Aubert (Sunnybrook Research Institute)

 

Biomaterials Science proudly sponsors this event and will deliver a poster prize.

 

Abstract submission is now closed – Poster Submission Deadline: 13th January 2017

Standard registration online: Click here

Conference programme: Click Here

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Chemoluminescent nanoparticles detect multiple deadly viruses in one go

A blood transfusion can be a life-saving gift – but if that blood unwittingly contains a deadly virus, it can kill instead of cure. Medical staff therefore needs to be able to quickly and easily screen blood for viruses and a new system developed by researchers in China can do just that: it checks for three viruses – HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B – all at once and could even be adapted for more.

Chemoluminescent nanoparticles

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry
First, all viruses’ DNA is amplified at the same time (top left). Then, the researchers add a virus-specific nucleic acids sitting on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles – when it detects a virus it can match up with, the nanoparticle emits light once certain chemicals have been added


The quickest way to test a sample for viruses is by looking for their DNA or RNA –unlike antibody based tests this doesn’t need to wait for the body’s immune response to kick in before showing a result. Nongyue He’s team at Southwest University uses a process called amplification to multiply several viruses’ DNA or RNA at the same time, making enough to generate a strong signal when tested.


Read the full story by Susannah May in Chemistry World.



This article is free to access until 16 January 2016.

Z Ali et al, Biomater. Sci., 2017. DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00527F

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